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The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

The independent student newspaper of Northeastern University

The Huntington News

A boating team rows through the Charles River. Many teams chanted to keep up team spirit and energy.

Boston Dragon Boat Festival celebrates Asian culture, traditions

Jessica Xing, photo editor June 17, 2024

Spectators and families gathered at the John W. Weeks Footbridge June 9 to watch competitors effortlessly propel bright, decorative dragon boats through the Charles River. The 45th annual Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival hosted 51 races over the course of the day from...

Roan holds her right hand out toward the audience during her performance. Roan was joined by three band members, including bassist Allee Fütterer (left).

Boston Calling music festival features Chappell Roan, Hozier, Reneé Rapp, more

Harriet Rovniak, photo correspondent May 31, 2024

Over Memorial Day weekend, Boston hosted the annual Boston Calling music festival, headlined by Ed Sheeran, Tyler Childers and The Killers. The festival brought together music lovers from around the world and featured 51 performances across three days and four different stages. Boston...

A  Blackbird Doughnuts employee hands out samples of triple chocolate donut holes. Many visitors were too excited to wait and began trying their treats while they went down the row of businesses.

13th annual Taste of Chocolate Festival sweetens Harvard Square visitors’ weekends

Jessica Xing, photo editor January 31, 2024

Hundreds of visitors lined up on Brattle Street Saturday afternoon for the first day of the 13th annual Taste of Chocolate Festival. Hosted by the Harvard Square Business Association, the festival made a successful comeback after a three-year hiatus. Featuring local cafes...

A biker goes under a white balloon arch and smiles for a photo next to a “Welcome to Fluff Fest” sign. Union Square has hosted this event for the past 18 years and encourages all of Somerville Avenue to celebrate.

18th annual Fluff Festival sweetens the day with marshmallow activities, food

Margot Murphy, photo correspondent September 30, 2023

Despite a consistent downpour and puddles along the street, the What the Fluff? Festival commenced its 18th annual event Sept. 26. Lasting from the afternoon to evening, attendees enjoyed an array of confectioneries and activities on the streets of Union Square in Somerville.  When...

Performers push through the crowd during the annual Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown’s Phillips Square Sunday, Jan. 29. 2023 marks the Year of the Rabbit in the Chinese Zodiac or the Year of the Cat for Vietnam’s Tết.

Boston hops into the Year of the Rabbit

Quillan Anderson, photo editor February 7, 2023

For 15 days, communities around the world celebrate Lunar New Year by hanging bright red lanterns, performing lion dances and wishing loved ones wealth and prosperity over homemade meals. Starting on the first full moon on the lunisolar calendar, Lunar New Year – also known...